|Motto: Mellete Diatonganan
(Following the truth)
Location of West Sulawesi
Sulawesi Barat in Indonesia
|• Governor||Anwar Adnan Saleh|
|• Total||16,787.18 km2 (6,481.57 sq mi)|
|• Density||77/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|• Ethnic groups||Mandar (8.06%), Toraja (14%), Buginese (10%) |
|• Religion||Islam (82.66%), Protestantism (14.21%), Hinduism (1.38%), Roman Catholicism (1.02%), Buddhism (0.03%)|
|• Languages||Indonesian, Mandar, Toraja, Bugis, Makasar language|
|Time zone||CIT (UTC+08)|
West Sulawesi (Indonesian: Sulawesi Barat) is a province of Indonesia. It is located in the western portion of the island of Sulawesi. The capital is Mamuju and the 2010 Census recorded a population of 1,158,651; the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 1,284,620.
It is on the island of Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) and includes the regencies (kabupaten) of Polewali Mandar, Mamasa, Majene, Mamuju, and Mamuju Utara, which were formerly part of South Sulawesi. The area of the province is 16,796.19 km2.
Its population as of the decennial 2010 census is 1,158,651 increasing at 2.67% annually. Of those 171,356 are classified as below the poverty line of Indonesia.
|North Mamuju Regency
|Polewali Mandar Regency||1,775.65||396,120||439,186||Polewali|
A sixth regency - Central Mamuju Regency - has subsequently been cut out of the existing Mamuju Regency on 14 December 2012; its administrative capital is Tobadak. The area and population are included in the figures for Mamuju Residency given above.
- "Sulawesi Barat, Cermin Politik dalam Dua Masa". February 24, 2009.
- 2010 Indonesian Census